What a year it has been for all of us. As a community we have faced flooding and lock down and there has been some amazing community spirit. Even though we can’t host the awards in person with hundreds of people, we are still hosting the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2020 and we will do this online.

We are going to have five evenings of awards and announce winners of two categories each evening allowing more people to take part and also giving more insight to why the individuals and organisations are finalists. There has been some phenomenal work in our community on a day to day basis before the incredible work during the floods and lock down. If you would like to nominate an organisation or someone for their work only during lock down, please do.

The deadline for all nominations is 5.00 pm on 21st September 2020. Please click on the link below to nominate. All finalists will need to have a video telling people about the work they have done and this will be shown during the awards ceremony. Please upload your video to YouTube and enter the link in the nomination form.

The awards ceremony will take place online on Thursday 26th November 2020 at 7.00 pm and the awards for every category will be given out. We were going to have five separate events, but we are now going to have just one event and hand out all of the awards on one evening.

  • 7.00 pm Thursday 26th November 2020
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Awarded to a charity that has delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries, promoted and raised its cause, been clear in its goals and strategy, and demonstrated excellence, especially within the last year.

Best New Charity
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Awarded to a charity (registered after September 2018) that has made a demonstrable impact since its foundation, achieved awareness of its cause, mission and activities, and set the foundations of excellent management and accountability for the future.

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Awarded to a person who has demonstrated dedication, professionalism and integrity throughout their career, and who has produced a demonstrably positive effect on the sector through their work and management over at least a 15 year period.

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Awarded to a charity or community group active in the arts (visual arts-music-film-photography-writing-drama- dance-design) which has demonstrated passion and enthusiasm in making a significant contribution to the wider community.

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Awarded to a charity or community group on the basis of innovative approaches coupled with exceeding funding targets. 

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Awarded to an individual, school community group or charity which is having a positive impact on the community and/or raising the profile of environmental issues.

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Awarded to a young person 21 years old or under, that has made a positive contribution in their community through activities such as volunteering or campaigning. The young person will have made these achievements through the interaction with a single project or a range of services and must be nominated for the Award by an adult professional.

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Awarded to a charity or community group for successfully developing something new or different. Areas could include supporter and/or donor engagement, putting a piece of research to good use, extending the reach of the charity or introducing a new way of working.

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Awarded to the volunteer who has displayed the greatest commitment and achievement to a charity, voluntary sector organisation or the community.

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Awarded for a marketing campaign that used one or more of the following, social media, website/microsite, printed press, adverts, leaflets, video content, social activity campaign. May also include giveaways. 

THE JUDGES

The tough decision of picking just one winner in each category will fall to our esteemed panel of judges, here’s a little more information on who will be making those choices.

Simon Walton

Simon Walton

Steve Duncan

Steve Duncan

Lee Griffiths

Lee Griffiths

Sian Rogers